Make Christmas travel through Austin’s airport easier with these tips

10:11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 Holidays
American-Statesman staff
A Christmas tree is surrounded by travelers at the Southwest Airlines ticket counter on a busy day at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in December last year.

The busy travel days at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport for the Christmas holiday have already begun. Last year, the airport handled a little more than 1 million passengers in all of December, according to airport data. So here are five ways to make your holiday trip easier: